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Florida Man Paul Burke, the owner of three previous DUI convictions, was pulled over August 5 for booking it down Highway 316 in Marion County, between Ocala and Gainesville, on his lawnmower.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says Paul has had his license suspended three times as well as revoked four times all for DUIs and refusals to submit a breath sample. This time Paul wasn’t in the mood for the sheriff’s field sobriety test.
“There’s no sense in it,” Paul says after the officer tells him they’re going to do the sobriety test. When the officer asks him why not, this Florida Man drinking vet keeps it as real as possible. “Cause I’ve been drinkin’,” he says.
Eventually, Paul, who can barely stand, comes to the conclusion he’s in no shape to do the field tests and has made up his mind. “Just take me to jail,” he says. And that’s that.
The first thing that comes to my mind is: what and how much did Paul drink? Rocked is an understatement here. Does a veteran drinker like Paul even mess with the hard stuff? I picture him destroying Keystone Light or maybe Natty by the 30-pack. The thing is, he must need 50 beers to get this drunk. Paul’s no spring chicken. I have to believe he bellies up to a bar and the bartender is under strict orders to keep ’em coming.
MAN WITH 3 PRIOR DUI CONVICTIONS IS FOUND DRIVING LAWMOWER WHILE INTOXICATED ON HWY 316
FORT MCCOY MAN WITH 3 PRIOR DUI CONVICTIONS IS FOUND DRIVING LAWMOWER WHILE INTOXICATED ON HWY 316Paul Burke has three prior DUI convictions and has had his license suspended three times as well as revoked four times all for DUIs and refusals to submit a breath sample. On August 5, 2020 Deputy Jentsch observed Burke driving down the middle of HWY 316 on his lawnmower… When Deputy Jentsch made contact with Burke, he could smell the alcohol coming from his breath and his speech was slurred. Burked attempted to do the field sobriety but stated he couldn’t do it because he had been drinking too much. He was arrested and transported to the Gold Star Hotel.Driving a lawnmower in the middle of a road where the speed limit is 55mph is dangerous and illegal … add being drunk into the mix, it can be come fatal..
Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday, August 10, 2020
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Shouldn’t there be an orange jumper in his future?
I mean…even in F L A I thought things got tougher…just sayin.
Somewhere there is a drunk dude sitting in his yard waiting for his drunk lawnmower to show up.